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FILE -- A man buys his lunch at a street food vendor cart in New York. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Would Apply Restaurant Letter Grading System To Street Food Vendors

City lawmakers want to make sure street food vendors meet the same standards as restaurants.

04/26/2015

A view of Central Park from the 75th floor of 432 Park Avenue  on Oct. 15, 2104. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

Councilman: New High-Rises Are Leaving Central Park In Shadows

A city councilman is taking action in the wake of some new construction that is making Central Park dark even in daylight.

04/01/2015

New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte. (Credit: City of New York)

Jails Commissioner Ponte Asks For Another $28 Million For Reforms

New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte told lawmakers Tuesday that an additional $28 million allocated to the fiscal year 2016 budget will help fund reforms at the troubled agency.

03/24/2015

One World Trade Center (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

City Planning Commission Approves Plan For Evacuation Elevators In High-Rise Buildings

A unanimous vote on Wednesday by the City Planning Commission has paved the way for high-rise office buildings to add evacuation elevators.

03/18/2015

Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal is urging people to report illegal idlers. (Credit: CBS2)

City Council Members Rally For Bill Aimed At Curbing Idling In NYC

Activists gathered at City Hall Tuesday morning in support of a new proposal to put citizens on patrol to crack down on idling cars in New York City.

03/10/2015

Engine Exhaust (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Council Member Wants To Train Citizens To Spot, Turn-In Illegal Idlers

Exhaust coming from cars idling all around the city has one council member hoping to put an end to it, with the help of everyday citizens.

03/09/2015

FILE -- NYPD vehicle. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Holds Hearing On Police-Community Relations

The New York City Council is holding hearings on how to improve relations between NYPD officers and residents of the city’s minority neighborhoods.

03/03/2015

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Quality Of Health Care Focus Of NYC Jail Oversight Hearing

New York City lawmakers are taking a hard look at the quality of health care inmates receive at the Rikers Island jail complex and whether the city should renew a $126.6 million contract with a private health provider.

03/03/2015

Advocates for strengthening rent laws in NYC rally outside City Hall before Council hearing (Credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Rally Held Outside City Council Hearing On Extending, Strengthening Rent Regulations

City Councilman Jumaane Williams and other advocates argue with 60,000 people in city shelters right now, that number will spike if rent protections are not strengthened.

03/02/2015

Youth football (Peter Schwartz/WFAN)

NYC Considers Bill Requiring Doctors At All Youth Football Games, Practices To Protect Athletes From Concussions

What City Councilman Stephen Levin of Brooklyn is proposing is requiring a doctor at every youth football game, and a doctor or athletic trainer at any practice involving tackling.

01/23/2015

A pro-Palestinian protest group disrupted a New York City Council vote commemorating the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The group says it was a coincidence that they came when they did. (Credit: JPUpdates.com)

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Storm City Council Chambers During Symbolic Auschwitz Vote

There was bedlam at the New York City Council on Thursday. Demonstrators disrupted a deeply moving and symbolic vote, but protest organizers say it wasn’t supposed to happen that way.

01/22/2015

Courtroom/File (Photo: CBS 2)

NYC Suing Midtown Building Claiming It Was Used As Hotel

New York City regulators say an apartment building blocks from Times Square has been turned into a de facto hotel, and they’re suing to put a stop to it.

01/22/2015

City council members look at how Airbnb and other home-rentals affect New York's economy and housing market. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

City Council Looks At How Airbnb Affects Housing, Economy

City council members are looking at how Airbnb and other home-rentals affect New York’s economy and housing market.

01/20/2015

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bill To Make Chokeholds Illegal Gains Support In City Council Despite De Blasio’s Veto Threat

As Mayor Bill de Blasio tries to heal the rift with police, he may find himself up against the City Council.

01/15/2015

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City Council Proposes Funding For New Bulletproof Vests For NYPD Cops

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced Thursday that the new vests for NYPD cops will be one of the things council members will be pushing for in next year’s budget.

01/15/2015

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